African Journal of Biotechnology

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Physical and chemical characteristics of off vine ripened mango (Mangifera indica L.) fruit (Dodo)

P Mamiro, L Fweja, B Chove, J Kinabo, V George, K Mtebe


The need to develop the best off vine mango ripening technique for both consumption and processing was investigated. Some physical and chemical measurements were performed on mature Green Dodo
mangoes before and during a 3-day and 6-day ripening period by smoked pit ripening (SPR), ethylene (fruit generated) pit ripening (EPR), untreated pit ripening (UPR) and room temperature ripening (RTR) as a control method. The post harvest ripening changes in the quality characteristic of ripe mangoes were correlated among treatments and compared with similar changes in other mango varieties. Changes such as formation of sugars, decreased acidity, and increased carotene reflected the most
significant chemical changes in ripeness stage.
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